HelpThing was written by members like you, with some help from LibraryThing staff.
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The first rule of HelpThing is "be bold!" If you can add or edit it, go ahead. We also have a HelpThing Style Guide.
"Also On" Connections was an experiment to help people find their friends on other social networks that have accounts on LibraryThing. The feature was developed only for a few test sites, and expansion to other social networks has been a lower priority in comparison to other new features. Since it took so much customization to make it work (and to keep it working when the other websites made changes), this feature is unlikely to be expanded beyond the initial 13 sites anytime soon. Another option for discovering people you already know on LibraryThing is the Find friends feature.
Any LibraryThing member can let others know their identity on other websites through the Also On section of their profile. You can add to your Also On list by clicking Edit profile/account settings. Note that sometimes your user name on a website is not the same thing as the profile identifier LibraryThing needs to link to your information on the site; flickr is one example of a site where the user name and identifier do not agree. For a complete list of the sites included in "Also on", and information on where to find your "handle" for each site, see Also on. For a limited number of sites, if your friends or contacts from other sites add their information to their LibraryThing profiles, you can use the "Also On" Connections feature to discover their LibraryThing names.
The Also On Connections page will list the name of other sites and corresponding links to your profile for websites you added as "Also on" to your LibraryThing profile. If the site is one of the lucky 13, LibraryThing will cross reference the friends/contacts listed on that site with information provided by LibraryThing members. If there are any matches, this page will list them. The "also ons" on your profile have always been public, but nobody else can see your Also On Connections page. This page is, however, compiled exclusively from publicly viewable information. You could have assembled this list yourself, but it would have taken you all day.
Notes and Frequently Asked Questions
What about? (MySpace, Facebook, etc.)
We've started with thirteen sites. Most of the others either don't publish friends or contacts lists, or only show them to logged-in users. We're working on a few (MySpace makes it really difficult!)